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Societies Are Tearing Apart, But They Can Be Brought Together

Conflicts among people are rife around the world, whether it is the mass murder of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, antisemitism in Europe, or violent racism in America. How can these conflicts be overcome — and may recent findings in cognitive neuroscience play a role? Adam Waytz is a social psychologist at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, and the author of The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World (Norton, 2019). In the book, he looks at how people can not only learn to exist amid algorithms and computers, but peacefully live alongside each other as well.

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